Car Free & Care Free

Car free & care free.. just don’t go card free!

Leave your car at home and explore the wonderful scenery on your doorstep where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free . . . Summer is a wonderful time to go and explore our New Forest towns and villages and take advantage of the 100s of Brand New Forest offers available.

Why not plan a day out and go car-free?  This gives you a fantastic opportunity to really enjoy and appreciate the wonderful sights and sounds of the New Forest, whether it is by foot exploring the many walks available, by cycle along the 100 miles of off-road cycle tracks or by getting a bird’s eye view from the open top Tour.   Don’t forget to pack your Brand New Forest Card to take advantage of the many discounts on cycle hire, horse-riding, pubs, cafes, gift shops along the way.

New Forest Tour

enjoy-localThe weather is perfect to take an open top safari on the New Forest Tour which runs throughout the summer. Choose from a choice of three routes, which include the best of coast and countryside, then sit back, relax and let the Tour take you on a New Forest adventure from a tree-top view. With plenty of stops in our great towns and villages along the way there is always an opportunity to use you Brand New Forest Card.

Public Transport

Going car free couldn’t be easier travel on the Forest Bus which starts from Southampton stopping at Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst before arriving in Lymington our Brand New Forest Town of the Year 2015.

The Beach Bus is perfect to explore the coast and runs from Hythe Ferry to Lymington, stopping at popular attractions such as the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard where you can also use you Brand New Forest Card.

Forest Bus Baby is a new weekend only service running from Hythe to Moors Valley Country Park stopping at Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley and Ringwood a perfect excuse to leave the car at home and go care free.

Hire a bike

couple cycling Fall in love with the New Forest as you experience its sights, sounds and scents from the peaceful pace of two wheels.   If you don’t own a bike you can hire one from  Cyclexperience in Brockenhurst or Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley, and explore the New Forest’s idyllic glades and ancient woodland, open moors and heathland, clifftop views and stunning coastline.

Use your Brand New Forest card along the way for a bite to eat or to buy gifts and souvenirs.

Explore on Foot

New Forest Food TrailsExercise Local plays a big part of the Brand New Forest Campaign and with the whole of the New Forest to explore you are sure never to see the same thing twice. We’ve got fantastic offers from Coast and Country Nordic Walking and New Forest Guided Walking or if you’d prefer to why not try one of our New Forest Food Trails – a perfect way to combine healthy exercise with tasty treats from some of the New Forest’s best-loved lunch spots and watering holes.

Don’t forget to pack your  Brand New Forest Card in your rucksack.  The card, which costs just £5, offers  hundreds of special offers and discounts at pubs, restaurants and attractions.

Contact Us

Go New Forest CIC,
Suite 1, Hillfields House,
Castleman Way,
Ringwood  BH24 3BA


01425 880020